J.McLaughlin Local Guide: Boston

Immerse yourself in the charms of Beacon Hill in the historic city of Boston, Massachusetts. This nook of Boston is known for its neighborhood feel and unique boutiques. Find J.McLaughlin (34 Charles Street) nestled in a lovely Old World section of Boston full of cobblestone-lined streets and local friendliness. Our store is behind the State House "on the Hill," right next to Boston Common and Boston Garden. After you find chic looks from J.McLaughlin, explore the stunning surrounding area in the heart of Boston. Come along with us as we take you through all the things to do in Boston! 

The picturesque Beacon Hill offers a fabulous shopping experience full of gifts and artisanal goods. One hot spot is Charles Street. Follain is a local favorite, supplying clean and natural beauty products. For quaint stationery, mark down Black Ink as a stop on your Boston adventures. At the design shop, you'll find paper goods and rubber stamps galore. If you have a moment to spare, treat yourself at Core de Vie, a fitness gym meets spa where you can indulge in massages and take a pilates class as well. 

 

Steeped in history, Beacon Hill is also home to many American monuments and attractions. Stop by the Massachusetts State House, the mainstay of the state government right in front of our store. You'll immediately notice its magnificent dome layered with brilliant gold. History buffs can't go wrong with booking a tour here for an educational experience! 

 

Be sure to explore the beautiful parks by Beacon Hill as well. Spend a relaxing afternoon with the family at Boston Common, the oldest park in the United States. The 50-acre park is home to the stunning Brewer Fountain Plaza, which has tables, umbrellas, food trucks, and occasionally, live performances. In the winter, you'll also see locals ice skating at Frog Pond. Immerse in the history of Beacon Hill by going trekking the Freedom Trail. Starting at the Boston Common, it takes you to landmarks such as Faneuil Hall, the Paul Revere House, and other Boston monuments. Out-of-towners should also put the nearby Boston Public Garden on their itinerary. Fun attractions at the botanical garden include historical statues, swan boats, and actual swans that the family will love. 

 

For lunch, enjoy a gourmet pizza from Figs. The cozy pizzeria serves freeform pizzas with crispy thin crusts and tops them with fresh, local ingredients. You also can't go wrong with The Paramount. The comfortable bistro is a great spot for brunch that sells breakfast favorites such as pancakes and sandwiches. 

 

After a day out and about, settle down at Beacon Hill's best lodges. Book a spot at the iconic Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro, a neighborhood favorite with not only delicious food but also beautiful guest rooms with spacious windows and complimentary Wi-Fi. Another comfortable spot where you can relax is the Beacon Inn, a modern bed and breakfast in two restored Victorian brownstones. The rooms are luxuriously furnished and right by public transportation and Beacon Hill's loveliest attractions. 

 

For a picturesque day in Boston's Beacon Hill, slip into a comfortable and flattering sheath dress to show off a classic, all-American #JMcLook.